Saloon, age 29, is married and resides with her husband and children in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. Saloon sells fish, earning an income of $6 per day to help cover the family expenses. The family is also assisted by her husband who a construction worker, earning an income of $5 per day. Their standard of living has been improved since Saloon and her husband have had these businesses. She is requesting a loan of $900 to purchase a motorbike to transport fish to resell. This is her first loan from CREDIT, a partner of Kiva.
KREDIT Microfinance Institution Plc., is one of Kiva’s most established partners in Southeast Asia. The organization empowers the economically-active poor and small entrepreneurs by providing inclusive financial services. Beyond loans, KREDIT offers low-income clients complementary training in debt management, savings and budgeting. In addition, KREDIT partners with NGOs to offer training in primary health care, agricultural techniques and HIV/AIDS awareness.
For more information on KREDIT, please visit its partner page. If you would like to engage more with KREDIT and its borrowers, you can also join its lending team, KREDIT MFI Cambodia.